Family Game Night
On Friday, September 14th, the children’s ministry will be leading a Family Game Night in Fellowship Hall—to provide wholesome fun for families and friends. Family Game Night is an experiment that the sponsors hope to repeat on a quarterly basis. Come and share a delightful evening with your children.
Monday Ladies Small Group
All the women of the church and the Riverview community are invited to the Monday Ladies small group Bible study. Led by Diana Williams, the ladies will meet in Sunday school room #6 from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM every Monday. Visit soon and bring a friend—see if this small group is the place for you!
Vision Committee News
Together with our new pastor, church leadership has decided to reconvene our Vision Committee. We had our first restarted Vision meeting on Monday, August 6th. During the meeting, we developed many outreach initiatives involving children, youth, young adults and seniors. We have also decided to review the operation of our food bank and thrift store (RESTORE) and how we can cooperate with the branch of ECHO that will be operating nearby starting this Fall.
Our next Vision Meeting is planned for Monday, October 1st at 7:00 PM. We have invited Beth Potter from the Gulf Central District to represent their concerns at our October 1st meeting. Everyone who has an interest in the life of our church is invited to attend that next Vision Committee meeting.
RESTORE Needs Your Support
Families come to RESTORE for food and clothing assistance. They are from all walks of life, many are elderly or handicapped, and many come with children and babies. Every Tuesday and Thursday the come, and many are in desperate need of basic essentials, trying to get by for another day or week. For example, in August, RESTORE provided food to 493 families comprising 1,574 people in the Riverview area.
During the past few months, our primary source of food—the U.S. Department of Agriculture—has greatly reduced their food deliveries. In consequence, our demand is gradually overwhelming our supply. RESTORE is asking our congregation to donate non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, and slightly used clothing in good, clean condition.
RESTORE is also in need of dependable volunteers to work in both the Food Pantry and the Thrift Store. If you are interested in working as a volunteer, contact Dawn Parks at (813)454-9370 or Jan Crichton at (813)493-6608.